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Spurs focused on improving defense in Game 2

With a big Game 2 looming, the Spurs turned their attention to shoring up a defense that gave up 107 points to the Clippers in Game 1.

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Doc using Spurs' template for success in L.A.

When Doc Rivers took on the dual role of head coach and president of the Clippers, he followed one blueprint for success: the Spurs' way.

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Sky-high TV ratings for LeBron (4:00)

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Mavs look to fix leaks on defense

Despite doing a decent job containing James Harden, the Mavs got lit up for 118 points by the Rockets in Game 1.

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X-factor could be Clint Capela

Houston's Clint Capela, a 20-year old rookie, getting playing time at center behind Dwight Howard.


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Monta Ellis has all the buzzer-beaters

You may recall Ellis knocking down an improbable triple just before the horn in Game 1. At the end of the third quarter of Game 2, he hit an even more ridiculous 3-pointer, and now the Mavericks trail the Rockets by just one with 12 minutes remaining. Follow live

Love in reverse is something to love

Does Love conquer all? At the very least, Kevin Love didn't have much use for gravity as he rose up and threw down a reverse alley-oop ... on a lob thrown by LeBron James from beyond halfcourt.


Paul Pierce might not be a fan of Canada

If it's quite all right with the Wizards, Pierce would prefer a sweep as the series shifts to Washington. "I don't want to go through customs no more!" Pierce shouted on his way off the court following the Wizards' Game 2 win.


No way around this Wall for Raptors

The Wizards got hot in the second and third quarters as Paul Pierce played power forward, and John Wall dominated with 26 points and 17 assists as Washington took a 2-0 series lead on Toronto.


It's just not Rondo's night

Rajon Rondo made little positive impact for the Mavericks in the first half, and he opened the second half with a questionable decision, shoving James Harden and drawing a technical foul. Follow live


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Half: Rockets 53, Mavericks 51

James Harden has 4 assists and 3 rebounds to go with a game-high 16 points and his Rockets are up by two at the half. Monta Ellis leads the Mavericks with 11 points, but it has taken him 11 shots to get there. Follow live


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Half: Rockets 53, Mavs 51. Big question for Rick Carlisle: How much will he roll with Rajon Rondo in the second half?

Raps' Lowry (leg) exits, does not return

Raptors G Kyle Lowry went to the bench with an apparent leg injury and did not return. He left with 6 points on 3-for-10 shooting with 4 assists in 27 minutes in the Wizards' Game 2 win.


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Since March 30, Clint Capela is averaging 16.9 points, 14.6 rebounds and 4.6 blocks per 36 minutes on 67.9% shooting.

Final: Wizards 117, Raptors 106

Bradley Beal scored a game-high 28 and John Wall added 26 points (and 17 assists) to lead five Wizards in double figures as Washington cruised to a decisive 11-point win. The Wiz will take a 2-0 series lead back to D.C. with the Raptors on the ropes. Box score